EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An Illinois State Police officer was shot while serving a search warrant near Washington Park.
Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter was over 1426 North 42nd Street and Caseyville Ave just before 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. Images from the air showed several police agencies on the scene.
According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 33-year-old Nick Hopkins was struck during an exchange of gunfire at a home where he was trying to serve a search warrant.
Hopkins suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken a hospital in St. Louis to be treated for the gunshot wound. His friends and family are at the hospital too. His condition is not known at this time.
A police source tells FOX 2 that there are three people under arrest. One person is still barricaded in the home. The SWAT team appears to be moving in to deal with the ongoing standoff.
Hopkins began serving with Illinois State Police around a decade ago.
“Our state troopers display unbelievable courage and put their lives on the line for us every single day. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this dangerous active situation in East St. Louis, and every day,” Illinois Governor JB Pritzker tweeted.